Dr. Resneck is Professor and Vice-Chair of the UCSF Department of Dermatology, and holds a joint appointment as an affiliated faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He also serves as the medical director for the dermatology clinics at UCSF where he previously ran the dermatology residency training program.
Passionate about advocacy for physicians and patients, Dr. Resneck is the President-Elect of the American Medical Association (AMA). He was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2014, and served as Chair of the Board from 2018-2019. In addition to his work with the AMA, he served as president of the California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and has been active with the California Medical Association. Dr. Resneck served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and previously chaired its Council of Government Affairs, Health Policy and Practice. The AAD has awarded him several presidential citations, as well as its prestigious Clarence S. Livingood Award and Lectureship. Dr. Resneck has testified several times in Congressional hearings on topics including telemedicine and high drug prices.
Dr. Resneck has a busy clinical practice and cares for patients with a wide range of skin diseases. He is active in health services research, and his studies on patient access to care, health care delivery, telemedicine and public health have been published in prominent journals and attracted national media attention. He is a sought-after speaker and has given dozens of invited lectureships around the country. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the board of directors of the National Quality Forum.
Dr. Resneck is deeply engaged in modernizing medical education and teaching the next generation of physicians, and previously chaired the committee that oversees UCSF’s innovative medical school curriculum.
Dr. Resneck received his B.A. in public policy from Brown University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. His internship in internal medicine, residency in dermatology, and health policy fellowship were also at UCSF.